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Marketing and Engagement Advisor - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Marketing and Engagement Advisor – Fixed Term


In this role you will contribute to the delivery of our strategy to motivate New Zealanders to take actions in their communities that help tamariki thrive.   This is a fixed term position until June 2020.



What you will do:
Together with multiple internal teams, regionally based staff, NGOs and other partners your main areas of focus will be:
•    Provide marketing service management to clients across the Oranga Tamariki operating model 
•    Create effective, clear briefs which encapsulate the needs of your clients
•    Work with others in our team to set up and manage paid advertising including display, social and SEM via Google Adwords and Facebook
•    Implement a run, review, revise approach that ensures your work is effective
•    Provide assessment, reports and analysis of projects 
•    Champion clear, open, and effective marketing messages which places children and young people's needs and voice at the centre 
•    Build strong, trusted relationships with staff within Oranga Tamariki who are responsible for key areas of our operating model (including Youth Justice, Care, Intensive Intervention and Transitions). 
•    Where appropriate, support the co-design of marketing activities with relevant audiences to ensure our approach is tika and pono
•    Develop strategies and plans for key projects and campaigns


The team you'll be joining has significant skills and experience in marketing, social media, video content production and community engagement.  From time to time you may support with other communications, engagement and marketing projects.



What you will bring:
•    Expert marketing, engagement and communication skills and  production of digital content, with a sound understanding of social media channels
•    A calm professional demeanour, especially when under pressure, and ability to manage multiple pieces of work in a high pressure environment
•    Creative-thinking, with a passion for the wider goal of supporting young people in care reach their potential
•    Ability to fully integrate a broad range of marketing and engagement initiatives, resulting in an effective, efficient and strategic work plan
•    Proficiency in Te Reo Māori and a thorough understanding of Te Ao Māori would be an advantage, as would an understanding of the Machinery of Government



About us:
All tamariki and rangatahi deserve to feel safe, have their voices heard, and be surrounded by loving whānau. At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, we're on a journey to ensure that it happens.



How to apply:
Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you have any questions about the role, please contact

Applications close 18 September 

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